Bono Tei

333 El Grande Ave. cor. Jakarta St., BF Homes, Parañaque, Metro Manila

Bono Tei
3.6
3.5 Stars

34 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 7
  • 4 stars 13
  • 3 stars 10
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 2
  • 35 Reviews
  • 1 Recommend
  • 34 Reviewers
Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+6328256330

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Reserved
Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
No
Delivery:
No
Take Out:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
Ambience:
Casual
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Patrick B.
5.0 Stars

Visited this place to have a semi-late dinner.

Ordered chasu ramen. It was more on the inexpensive side so I'm not really expecting anything. I was surprised to see that it's a big bowl of ramen. I liked the broth since it's tasty and not like your typical fast food noodle soup. The pork was also tender. Really surprising for 240 pesos.

This place is beside another resto. You can also order food from that resto. They're probably have the same owners. Not sure. Didn't ask. 128517

During our visit, we're the only diners. So the servers were all accomodating us. It was easy to park also.

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Sheryl Anne B.
4.0 Stars

Classics to cap off a loooong Friday! Had their Shoyu Ramen for P220! Flavorful broth and generous serving. The place is spacious, and the staff are friendly. 128077🏻

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RussellMica A.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Erika Q.
4.0 Stars

My favorite: Mt. Fuji Roll! Fried maki with salmon etc etc 128069

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Shae R.
2.0 Stars

Disappointing 128532 I've always wanted to go here because of all the pictures I've been seeing and cause of all the comments saying the food was really good and authentic. Plus I've been craving sushi for the past weeks so I was really excited to finally eat in a Japanese resto.

As we entered the place, I was surprised to find that it was small. The outdoor area was pretty spacious and had that Japanese feel that I've been seeing in the pictures but it was too hot to dine there.

Prices were pretty affordable but the food was so-so. Actually there were a few dishes that my sisters couldn't even eat at all, like the gyudon and yakitori.

I was able to try the Spicy Tuna Salad, which wasn't really salad at all, it was just chopped up tuna sashimi - no vegetables at all. Also tried the Spicy Tuna Roll - meeeeh nothing special. The only thing I actually did like was the Mt. Fuji Roll.

Not to mention, the service was really bad. The waitresses weren't smiling, and whenever we'd have additional orders, they'd look so pissed. Helloooo, what kind of service is that 128529128529128529

No plans of going back to Bono Tei. I just better go to Sensei Sushi instead whenever I crave sushi!

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Bea D.
4.0 Stars

127775 I love Bono Tei. This isn't the first time I have been here, and it won't be the last.

Ambience (5/5) - This place looks beautiful in the evening. It has a zen garden in the middle, with a gigantic fountain ready to take in customers; and the restaurant proper is equally as beautiful. With mahogany wood sliding doors and pure Japanese interior design this place will not disappoint!

Affordability (4/5) - They had a promo that made all their maki and gyoza 50% off from 11am-2pm, I think. The quality is commensurate to the price, within the budget of 300-600PHP per person

Food (4/5) - The dishes they serve are delicious. I recommend the Mt. Fuji Maki rolls (8 pcs.) and their Gyudon.

Staff (3/5) - The staff were okay. A bit of a let down, buuut, they were polite enough. That was good enough for me.

Overall: I recommend! 128077

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Sau Z.
3.0 Stars

Chef special maki & yakitori mix. Reasonable price for yakitori.

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Carol D.
4.0 Stars

reasonably priced.. Surprisingly delish. Will come back and bring friends with me. :) l

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Mae S.
4.0 Stars

A definitely must try. Cravings for jap food, satisfied!128077

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Tara C.
3.0 Stars

The outdoor eating area was a nice touch, it's delightful to spend time outdoors on such a cool night.

We had the spicy tuna roll, spicy tuna salad, kani salad and some dishes I already forgot like the Ebi Tempura.

My friends say the Mt. Fuji roll was TDF but I found the food was so so for me. It was easily not one of the best Japanese restaurants I've tried but the ambiance, the nice servers and outdoor area made up for it :)

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Thea L.
3.0 Stars

Had lunch here last week 9786️ I would've wanted to stay outside and dine Japanese style (it was really nice, they had those really low tables where you sit on floor and stuff) but it was scorching that's why we dined inside instead. The ambiance inside wasn't what I expected and it was kind of a let down from the Japanese garden peg set up outside 128530

The food was great! Japanese food always is anyways 128513 but I was very overwhelmed by the menu. Not only that it was huuuuge but it had like 6 pages (back to back) of food to choose from. Really wouldn't know how to start 128517

It was an okay place but I really enjoyed lunch and yes, I'd come back and eat here!!

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Love A.
4.0 Stars

It was my third visit on Valentines day but still it was the same as my first visit. The food never fails me but the server was not that satisfying!

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Michael A.
4.0 Stars

The service was good. Alot of choices to choose from the menu.

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Albert T.
4.0 Stars

Trying to keep a New Year's resolution is like trying to get to the moon, doable but so damn hard! But I'm determined to eat healthy and still enjoy it, so with a little bit of thought I decided to go Japanese and limit my choices to seafood. (Plus I'm trying to get ahead of Cyrene C and Bernadette B on this healthy diet thing!)

Am glad Bono Tei serves Spicy Tuna Salad. They certainly did not scrimp on either the tuna or the spice. Tuna was fresh and nicely cut into small pieces (perfect for a salad but a challenge for chopsticks). I enjoyed the generous amounts of chili powder (notice how orange the salad is) which helped take away the "lansa flavor". I dipped each chopstick serving (about 2 to 3 pcs) in a mix of soy sauce and wasabi and I had myself a winner!

Having salad was fine but left my belly wanting a wee bit more. The answer came in the form of Tempura Udon. Their broth was light yet tasty. Two pieces of large Ebi Tempura carried the dish together with ample servings of Udon. Completing the ensemble were several pieces of vegetable tempura. I did not finish all of the Udon not because it wasn't good but was conscious of carb intake (guilty, guilty).

All in all, I think this counts as sticking to my New Year's resolution. 127881127882127881

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Tommy E.
3.0 Stars

Lovely outdoor space and big parking. I found the dishes to be very average though. Service was also pretty slow and crazy. Their Fuji-san maki was interesting, but it didn't taste all that special.

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Jeanelle T.
3.0 Stars

(Late Post)

finally was able to check out Bono Tei, the Japanese restaurant in BF Paranaque that I've been reading so much about. And I tell you, this place is worth the ten (or so) stoplight traffics and the parking queue.

THE PLACE
Nestled at El Grande Ave. corner Jakarta St, Bono Tei welcomes you with red lanterns which gives you that Tokyo vibe. A huge-ass zen garden-like outdoor dining area with about 10-15 tables. There are cabanas (for the lack of a better..or a more Japanese word) for bigger groups. The best part, there's a fish pond....filled with koi fish!!!! And, feels legit cos most of the diners are Japanese.

THE FOOD
My friend and I had Spicy Tuna Salad, Mt. Fuji Roll, and a Yakitori Set. We were also served with a free appetizer, i'd say its like tempura but instead of the crumby batter, its been made into an empanada. Twas pretty good!

The Spicy Tuna Salad almost tastes the same as that of Omakase, only the tuna is shredded into flakes instead of chunks, and they used cucumbers instead of lettuce leaves. Serving is really small. It felt bitin for two...actually even for one.

What sold me is the Mt. Fuji roll -- salmon stacked in rice, rolled onto a nori sheet, and deep fried. Although it's been poured with japanese mayo all over it (i must commend for the unconventional sushi plating as it is stacked like a tower), it tastes as if the sauce has been incorporated with the rice which,for me, was genius. I can't believe I'm saying this, but Mt. Fuji might have just crushed the American Dream!

For the yakitori, it did not taste Japanese at all. It felt as if I was eating chicken skin or adidas, or better yet, barbeque, only served on a platter. We could barely chew the meat.

THE SERVICE
For a big place like Bono Tei, it would require an adequate number of servers. There were only two servers at that time who were juggling all the other customers at the outdoor dining as well as indoors.

THE RESTROOM
You might find it weird that I do a review on restrooms but i think this is really important especially for people like me who have bladder issues. The restroom is clean, wet at that time, but clean. Although i think employees also use the same restroom.

Overall, what really had me were the place and the Mt. Fuji roll. I'll definitely come back to try out more on their menu.

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Annalee C.
1.0 Stars

The restaurant's facade was inviting, but that's about it.

The amount of waitresses was disappointing, in relation to the (lack of) quality of service provided. Even a little proactivity would've sufficed.

E.g.
1) I asked for Kikkoman, a waitress gave me a slightly bigger saucer (still no Kikkoman). WTH?

2) My friend ordered 2 items from the menu, none of which ever arrived. When he was following up, the waitress asked him what he ordered - obviously showing that his orders weren't noted in the first place.

3) Servers screamed at each other from afar, just like at a wet market.

4) One of the servers (by the way, I don't understand why there was no assigned waitress per table/area) brought some of our entrée by just placing the bowls on the table. When we asked which was whose order - we two of us ordered similar donburi bowls), she didn't know (of course!). To try to help identify the food, she *smelled* one of the bowls (as in put it close to her nose). It was like watching a slapstick movie!

There were other irritating instances, but I just can't type everything in now, since I'm busy trying to find another restaurant in BF where my friends and I can eat, and hopefully, be satisfied.

In a span of an hour, I got so frustrated so many times at Bono Tei. What a waste.

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Drew C.
3.0 Stars

We were supposed to go to Sensei but because the place was too small and there was no parking, we went to Bono Tei instead. The place was big, with indoor and al fresco seats. It was like little tokyo from the outside. We also didn't have any problems with the parking because they have lots of parking spaces.

As for the food---For our appetizers, we got the mt fuji roll, salmon sashimi and avocado roll. The mt fuji roll and salmon sashimi were both good but i didn't like the avocado roll. For our mains, we got the wagyu saikoro steak, katsudon and tempura for sharing. They were all just okay for me. Maybe we just ordered the wrong dishes.

Rating:
➖Cleanliness/Ambiance
➖Authenticity/Uniqueness
➖Taste
➖Service
✔Value for money
Total: 3 stars

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Tina B.
3.0 Stars

> Taste: 3/5
> Service: 3/5
> Ambiance: 5/5
> Value for Money: 2/5

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Sandra T.
5.0 Stars

Authentic Except for the Filipino servers.

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